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SaaS Updates Summary: Sept. 18 – Sept. 22

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Last week, Google released several updates to help end users and admins save time, Dropbox released a new set of APIs, and Evernote announced its Siri integration.

Addresses, Phone Numbers, and Contacts Now Converted to Links in Gmail and Inbox to Save Users Time

G Suite | Starting today, Gmail and Inbox by Gmail on Android, iOS, and the web will begin converting text to interactive hyperlinks whenever they detect phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses in emails.

3 New Ways Microsoft and Smartsheet Help Teams Collaborate

Smartsheet | Smartsheet has a number of new integrations that help their customers bring together everything they need to get work done.

Search More Intuitively Using Natural Language Processing in Google Cloud Search

G Suite | Just like in Google Search, which lets you search queries in a natural, intuitive way, Google wants to make it easy for you to find information in the workplace using everyday language. According to Gartner research, by 2018, 30 percent or more of enterprise search queries will start with a “what,” “who,” “how,” or “when.”

Export Data from Google Vault in PST Format

G Suite | To save businesses time and to make the process of producing and importing data easier, Google is now giving Vault admins the ability to export Gmail, Google Groups, and on-the-record Google Hangouts chat data in PST format.

“Hey Siri! Create A Note In Evernote”

Evernote | Now, with the launch of Apple’s iOS 11, it’s easier than ever to document your own “Aha!” moments, whenever and wherever they appear. Thanks to a brand-new integration with Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, you don’t even need to touch your device to create, add to, and search your notes in Evernote.

Bring Your Work Together with the DBX Platform

Dropbox | Dropbox has introduced a unified suite of APIs and tools, and announcing new integrations with Atlassian, Autodesk, and Microsoft.

See the Status of a Gmail Message After It’s Been Delivered

G Suite | Until now, admins had to reach out to end users directly or search their mailboxes to see the status of a message after it had been delivered. With this launch, that’s no longer necessary, as a message’s post-delivery status will be listed in Email Log Search results.

Introducing Limits On File Access Requests in Team Drives

G Suite | Now, when a user is sent a link to a file in a Team Drive that they don’t have access to, Google will only send the Request Access notification to the creator of the file, or a limited group of individuals who had relevant interaction with the Team Drive.

Search In the New Google Sites

G Suite | Going forward, users can simply click the magnifying glass in the top right corner of their screen and search across an entire site.

Set Restrictions On What Content People Interact with and Share on Google+

G Suite | Google is adding new content restriction settings in Google+.

How to Build Your Own Custom Slack App (For Non-Coders)

Slack | A lot of Slack customers build their own, but custom apps usually require someone with technical expertise used to working with software APIs. What about everyone else — those of us who don’t have time to master programming languages and web protocols?

For last week’s SaaS updates (and beyond), click here for our archive.